The body of my mother

Fawzia Zouari





“An extraordinary autobiographical tale.” Catherine Simon, Le Monde, Paris

“It is a journey to the depths of Tunisian society to which Fawzia Zouari invites us.” Jeune Afrique, Paris.


Fawzia Zouari is born in 1955, in Dahmani, (Tunisia), with six sisters and four brothers. She is the first of the girls not to be married as a teenager and to be able to study. She continued her studies in Tunis and then in Paris. She has a doctorate in French and comparative literature from the Sorbonne.